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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 2, 2006 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Emmy Lou and others did a tribute to Gram Parsons on the PBS show Sessions at West 54th...includes players from the 1999 tribute CD. Great vid...available for download at Sugarmegs. BTW, I saw Buddy Miller in Charlotte and he closed the show with Deal! You may run across some early GD tapes with Buddy credited for recording as well.

For the uninitiated....check out Buddy and Julie Miller, Gillian Welch....some nice Americana!

http://tela.sugarmegs.org/boxofrain/

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 3, 2006 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

There's another tribute DVD out there with Raul Malo of the Mavericks doing a pretty soulful Hot Burrito#1. Also a freaky Keith Richards doing a duet with Nora Jones that's a little creepy. I mean I love Keith but something about him creeps me out too

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 3, 2006 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

There's also one that came out many moons ago with Kevn Kinney (a great songwriter with many shows on here) and Peter Buck (REM) doing a great cover of Cody:

In his short recording career, Gram Parsons attempted to bridge the gap between country and rock music. Arguably the founder of country-rock, Parson's timeless influence on music is undeniable, and that is perhaps why this tribute works so remarkably well. A diversity of artists are included, with interpretations that range from reverent note-perfect readings, like the Musical Kings' (featuring Kevn Kinney and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck) version of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Cody, Cody" to renditions that rework the songs, as in Finger's cover of "Still Feeling Blue," which takes straight honky-tonk country and gives it a rockin' Rolling Stones feel. And although he recorded a number of cover versions, every song on this tribute was either written or co-written by Gram. Every phase of his career is also represented in the 17 tracks: from his folkie days in the mid-'60s -- "November Nights" (Coal Porters) to his final recording session in 1973 -- "Return of the Grievous Angel" (Joey Burns and Victoria Williams). Noteworthy is the inclusion of Polly Parsons (Gram's daughter) & Eden performing "The New Soft Shoe." All in all, there really isn't a bad version, and some of them are superb, such as Uncle Tupelo ("Blue Eyes"), Steve Wynn ("Christine's Tune") and Stephen McCarthy("One Hundred Years From Now"). ~ Jack Leaver, All Music Guide

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2006 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Buddy and his Mrs are great; I saw that Spyboy band in Raleigh where they opened and then played with Emmylou. Willie was playing same night at NC State Fair - unfortunately, he didn't stop by (the bus probably got lost on the way in a haze).